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Poster: Altostatus Date: Jun 6, 2019 1:32pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Looking for precise footage date

Hello,

I'm looking for a more precise production or publication date for the following clip upload by A/V Geeks:

https://archive.org/details/0505_Safeguarding_Military_Information_10_01_02_05

Does anyone know whom I should contact? There doesn't seem to be a way to PM the uploader directly.

Thanks a lot.

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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Jun 6, 2019 2:28pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Looking for precise footage date


You're not a spy, are you?

You may have already seen this, but IMDb shows a 'Release Date' of January 16, 1942.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035281/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

I'd ask the same question in a review; if you leave one on the page in question, the poster will likely see it.

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Poster: Altostatus Date: Jun 6, 2019 2:32pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Looking for precise footage date

Thanks a lot. Yes, I've seen that but there are other dates given in some books, so it's confusing. I'll see if I can get some precise info and I'll post it in a review.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 7, 2019 12:14pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Looking for precise footage date

Skip at AV Geeks is pretty easy to get a hold of, contact him at skip@avgeeks.com.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 7, 2019 12:16pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Looking for precise footage date

Oh wait, this is a prelinger film.

Panix@footage.com is Rick Prelinger's email.

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Poster: A/V Geeks Date: Jun 7, 2019 12:24pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Looking for precise footage date

Sometimes its hard to pinpoint a date of a non-theatrical film since they rarely have debuts or premieres like theatrical releases. They aren't written up in Variety listing box office returns, etc.

Looking at some of the literature I found a mention of the film in April 1942: http://lantern.mediahist.org/catalog/docu34film_0064

This book about Preston Sturges mentions that it was released in in 1941
https://books.google.com/books?id=eP9UD7Zw9i8C&;pg=PA52&dq=%22safeguarding+military+information%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbjJOkjdjiAhUDneAKHc4cCTkQ6AEIQjAG#v=onepage&q=%22safeguarding%20military%20information%22&f=false

Another book mentions work on the film in 1940.

So, I dunno.

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Poster: Altostatus Date: Jun 7, 2019 1:21pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Looking for precise footage date

Thank you, I've seen that info as well. The film was definitely around in April 1942; I think the latest possible date is January 16 but I'm not sure. I'm trying to get some info from the research library at the Academy, I'll post back when I've confirmed this.